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Drizzle this dressing over your favourite mixture of greens and salad ingredients such as cherry tomatoes, grated carrots, sliced red onion, chopped celery, diced cucumbers, and nuts and seeds. Makes 1 cup of dressing.

Classic Basalmic Vinaigrette

Ingredients

1/4 cup (50 mL) balsamic vinegar
2 tsp (10 mL) brown sugar
1 tbsp (15 mL) garlic, chopped
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
1/2 tsp (2 mL) freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup (175 mL) extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

Beat the vinegar in a bowl with the sugar, garlic, salt and pepper until sugar and salt dissolve. Then beat in the oil by droplets, whisking constantly (or combine all ingredients in a screw-top jar and shake well).

Taste and adjust the seasonings.

Toss a few tablespoons of dressing on the salad ingredients, sprinkle with a small amount of cheese and serve. Cover and refrigerate; shake again before use.